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Jun 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
quote you do not dispute edward snowden has broken the law, do you? >> no, i think he's very clear about the fact that he did it because his conscience compelled him to do so, just like daniel elseberg did 50 years ago, and admits that he broke the law. the question, though, is how can he be charged with espionage? he didn't work for a foreign government. he could have sold this information for millions of dollars and enrich himself. he did not do that either.
CNN
Jun 23, 2013 9:00am PDT
quote the country for three years now saying the obama administration has been using secret law to engage in domestic spying that would stun the american people and yet they were prevented even members of the senate intelligence committee were prevented from
MSNBC
Jun 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
quote and the law and yet we sit here and don't know what that ruling is, because it's all been concealed and secret? i think we need to have transparency and disclosure. that's why mr. snowden stepped forward so we could have that. >> there are reports he is
SFGTV2
Jun 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
you for that clarification. absolutely. with that, let's call -- we have the law library up next. [speaker not understood]. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm going to see if this works. i've never done this before. >> mr. clerk, could we get some help with the machine? >> may we have the overhead display? thank you. >> there it goes, thank you. great. i just want to say that even though i think about myself, i shouldn't, this is my 23rd year of annual budget hearings. the law library budget is basically the same as it has been for a long time. there are no changes in positions. there's never any overtime. the only difference is what you're already familiar with which is the fact there will be a rent cost. but other than that, there are no adjustments of any note. i'm not going to go through all of the documents i gave you. i tried to make them easy to read, but i just am responding to the questions that you had. i just wanted to address them quickly and i will try to be short. so you have time for other people. but on the first page you can see that we discussed what our missio
FOX News
Jun 24, 2013 1:00am PDT
. will the police bust me? >> there are so many laws, everybody could be caught up in it. >> the avalanche of new laws, it makes criminals just about all of us. >> every citizen arguably could be shown to have violated some regulation in these stacks, that is the danger. >> police never told knees girls why they were shut down. >> we tried to find out but the city official, they said really they shut down our lemonade stand. >> we're not aware of who made the lemonade or what the lemonade with. you are still breaking the law and we can't let you do it. >> appleton, wisconsin shut down this stand and these kids were shut down, too. >> they said you need a permit. >> and hazelwood, illinois they settled on girl scout cookies from the front yard but the city said to stop. >> i said, what? cookies, come on. >> all has to people ran afoul of laws they didn't know existed and still don't understand. >> they are ununderstandable, not only to you but people like me, i am a lawyer and they are incomprehensible to me. >> even the police don't understand. she says the kids' lemonade stands violated the law.
FOX News
Jun 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
or something. >> most americans support law against prostitution. what if it were legal? if what if drugs were legal? one country tried that. >> not in america politicians keep passing more rules. >> when are they going to find illegals tomorrow? >> you have no idea what you are up against. >> show me the man i will show you the crime. >> follow you around you find felonies that is a statement in america it is like everything is illegal. >> what is more american than opening a lemonade stand. >> would you like the lemonade? who is first? thank you very much. >> thank you so much. >> for years kids set up stands like this. but today watch out. the police may quest you. >> i was scared. we didn't know what was happening. we were selling lemonade in the yard. the third day the police decided to shut us down. >> her mom heard the police yelling. >> i could hear them from inside my house yelling at home girls you have to shut the lemonade stand down. >> made me want to open my own stand here in fox's front yard. >> there's a cop over there. will the police bust me? >> there are so many vague laws e
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2013 8:00pm EDT
under the law. today, the united states supreme court, in two important decisions, brings us that much closer to true equality. asthe decision striking unconstitutional, the so-called defense of marriage act case, the united states supreme court held that there was no precedence for depriving gay and lesbian couples of the right to marry the person they love. there was no legitimate justification for that. thatstice scalia noted, holding, that principle, guarantees the right of every individual in every state to marriage equality. , thee california case supreme court held that the proponents of proposition 8 did not have standing. what that means is that in that case, the supreme court could the merits. everything that the supreme court said in the defense of marriage opinion where they didn't reach the merit demonstrates that when that case finally does come to the united states supreme court on the merit, marriage equality will be a law throughout this land. our plaintiffs now get to go and togetherornia with every other citizen of california, marry the person they love. [applause] a
CBS
Jun 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of religious groups that put proposition 8 on the ballot did not have standing or authority to defend the law, only state officials can, and the govern and state attorney general refused to do that. but before the weddings can resume, there are some legal hurdles that could come in the next 25 days. there may be some litigation on question of standing. does this impact justed two couples that were involved directly or does it affect just the counties that were involved initially directly or does this impact the entire state? >> reporter: proposition 8 supporters are expected to argue that the supreme court decision only impacts the two gay and lesbian couples and the two counties in the lawsuit, so some county clerks could refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. that possibility did not damper the champagne celebration in san francisco's city attorney's office. the legal team here is prepared to fight. >> in the event that they do that, we are prepared to go in and force the court to enforce its order. we will be prepared to litigate that, because those counties don't have a le
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the law. today, the united states supreme court in two important decisions brings us that much closer to true equality. in the decision striking as unconstitutional the so-called doma or defense of marriage case, the united states supreme court held that there was no purpose for did he primbing gay and lesbian couples on the right to marry the person they love. there was no legitimate justification for that. as justice scalia noted, that holding, that preliminary guarantees the right of every individual in every state to marriage equality. in the california case, the supreme court held that the proponents of proposition 8 did not have standing. what that means is that in that case, the supreme court could not reach the merits. but everything that the supreme court said in the defense of marriage opinion where they did reach the merits, demonstrate that when that case finally does come to the united states supreme court on the merits, marriage equalit will be the law throughout this land. our plaintiffs now get to go back to california and together with every other citizen of californi
PBS
Jun 25, 2013 6:30pm PDT
closer to a final vote on that comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws after passing a key hurdle monday evening. a bipartisan majority approved a compromise measure that beeves up border security paving the way for final passage that could come as early as wednesday. john mccain who is voting for final passage of the overhaul, he appealed to business leaders for their support. >> i have heard of a lot of commitments on the business community, whether be high tech or others that frankly, i haven't seen the results of their commitments yet. so, i hope that they will understand how important it is for them to be involved. >> if the bill clears the senate later this week, it's expected to, then it heads to the house where it's expected to face significant hurdles from conservativelawmakers. >>> the senate also confirming a new secretary of commerce. benny was elected to the post by a 97-1 vote. she's been a long-time supporter and fundraiser for president obama. >>> and a major speech from the president today calling for new legislation to combat climate change, besides
PBS
Jun 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
federal laws to protect the environment were going to stop that oil-importing from happening? you'd set your sights on washington, spread some money around inside the beltway, hire big gun lobbyists to wine and dine the politicians, and stroke the regulators to let the "free market" work, right? right. you would do all that, but you wouldn't stop there. you'd also take your battle to the states, because if you can get laws that serve your interest in one state capitol after another, it might not matter much what washington has to say about it. especially in a time like this when our national government is polarized, paralyzed, and dysfunctional and an obstinate minority is determined to keep it that way. our 50 state capitols have long been the place where things happen. the taxes you pay, the roads you drive on, the quality of the air you breathe, and the water you drink, your right to privacy and your right to vote - these all bear the imprint of laws passed by the legislature in your home state. this report is about how some of those laws get enacted thanks to an organization called
FOX Business
Jun 22, 2013 1:00am EDT
. their new campaigns against all sorts of other vices. let's start with the law most all of you say is good and needed. the law against drunk driving. drunk drivers kill her into the federal government with a hard limit on how much alcoh you could have your bloo is it seat the right level? i asked special correspoent kennedy to drink and drive. >> we are going to o through the course sober and then with cohol and have you tried the drunk. >> it is mdream come true. >> under the supervision of the los angeles county sheriff's office, she had no trouble drivinbetween cones and parking between them. >> let the ames begin. >> she drank a mimosa and then a tequila and then another mimosa. >> it is really shocking how little alcohol takes you to be considered junk. >>ennedy is not much of a drinker. it was clear she was feeling it. john: the detective gave her the breathalyzer test. >> she was at a 043. >> am i drunk? >> no, anything under 805 is not under the influence. joon: but she was feeling it leaves the buzz. >> buzzed driving is drunk driving, don't do it. johnthat kennedy did i, and she
MSNBC
Jun 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. governor rick perry signed that voter i.d. bill into law and then the federal government wrote the state of texas a nice note about it. "we've carefully considered the information you have provided about your new voter i.d. law. including the state's own estimate that as many as 800,000 registered texas voters do not have the kind of i.d. that texas republicans wanted to make people show before they'd be allowed to vote." it's not just any 800,000 texans who don't have it. "hispanic registered voters are more than twice as likely as nonhispanic registered voters to lack such identification." under the new republican voting law in texas, hispanics would be twice as likely to not be allowed to vote. according to the state's own data. so the federal government said, you know what, texas, no. you cannot change your laws in such a way that you, yourself, admit will block hundreds of thousands of latinos from voting. the federal government blocked texas from going ahead with that. duh. but that wasn't all that texas republicans were trying to do. after the 2010 census, texas republicans create
MSNBC
Jun 27, 2013 12:00am PDT
the federal defense of marriage act. [ cheers and applause ] >> the law passed by congress in 1996, signed by president clinton that prevented the federal government from recognizing the validity of same sex marriages in the states where they're legal. >> children born today will grow up in a world without doma. the same children who happen to be gay will be free to love and get married, as thea and i did, but with the same federal benefits, protections and dignities and everything else. >> pete williams has the decision we think was previewed. >> the supreme court has decided that it cannot take up the challenge to california's proposition 8, same sex marriage is now once again legal in the state of california. >> the president is on the line, from air force one, president obama. >> hello, mr. president, this is chris perry. >> we thank you for your support. >> we're proud of you guys and in california -- innaudible ]. ♪ that sometimes there are battles which are more than black or white ♪ >> so today is a good day? >> it's the day i finally get to look at the man that i love and fina
SFGTV2
Jun 25, 2013 5:30am PDT
. and then -- and then, roger, you will -- >> yes. i am an attorney in private practice. the laws in this area are strict compliance laws, and they are very specific. the federal law since 1990 indicates issues from 1998. all businesses, such as a grocery store, a dentist's office, restaurants, a doctor's office, virtually anything that a member of the public comes into the -- comes into needs to be a barrier-free. we will go over what barriers are. every public accommodation needs to be wheelchair-accessible. there are also other other forf disability. most of the issues we are hearing about are wheelchair accessibility issues. there is a small group of private individuals who are wheelchair-down that go around the city and they look at small businesses. and i dare say anybody in small restaurants have some accessibility issues. it is another attempt at making your building wheelchair accessible. i am not sure which of you may be merchants and which it may be landlords. the law applies to both. and that means you were 100% liable for any barriers to access and any damages that may be associated with th
SFGTV2
Jun 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
, by the san francisco standards i'm probably considered a fairly law & order kind of guy. i'm probably not by natural standards but by city standards. i think when it comes to nightlife, we view it too much from a law enforcement perspective. although law enforcement is a critical stakeholder in nightlife policy, i think law enforcement is playing too dominant a role and anytime we are doing anything the first question is about law enforcement. as opposed to law enforcement plus these other four things. i think we need to take a much more balanced approach in that respect. we also need to empower our entered at -- entertainment commission to do it's job and i will hear the board tomorrow to extend live performance to dj's and creating more outdoor music and granting and effectively manage issues when they come up and by having a more effective entertainment commission which has made great strides, we are going to be that much the better for it. i look forward to working with everyone and again thank you for having me today. [ applause ] >> thank you, supervisor wiener. well, it's th
SFGTV2
Jun 28, 2013 12:30am PDT
into treatment in the first place. there is 4 l's, liver, livelihood, lover or the law. those 4 things. liver, livelihood, lover and law. within those l's is when somebody shows up in my door, someone suffering, a family member suffering who brings somebody in. when it company ms to treat we know there is different types of treatment, there is evidence base treatment. there is good evidence for it, we do it. there is evidence free treatment, there is no evidence whatsoever and there is evidence proof treatment. one of those evidence proof treatment is incarceration treatment. there was an office inspection in general report and eventually matt case became supervisor for it. i have been involved in other places. treatment in custody doesn't work. flash incarceration does not work. as far as the treatment that do work for alcoholism, alcoholism is a chronic disease like diabetes. hypertension and emphysema. when we look at outcomes for chronic disease, a landmark study for the journal medical association in 1999, showed that results for treatments were no worse or better than any other chronic
FOX Business
Jun 23, 2013 12:00am EDT
of other vices let's start with the law most all of yousay is good and needed. the law against drunk driving. drunkdrivers kill her into the federal gvernment with a hard limit on how much alcohol you could have your blood. is it set at the right level? i asked special correspondent kennedy to drink and drive. >> we a going to go thugh the course sober a then with alcohol and have you tried the drunk. >> it is my dream come true. los angeles county sheriff'sthe office, she had no trouble driving between cones and parking g between them. >> let the games bgin. >> she dank mimosa and then a tequiland then another mimosa. >> it is really shocking how little alcohol takes you to be considered junk. >> kennedy is not much of a drinker. it was clear she was feeling it. john: the detective gavher the breathalyzer test. >> she was at a .043. >> am i drunk? >> no, anything under 805 is not under the influence. joon: but she was feeling it leaves the buzz. >> buzzed driving isrunk driving, don't do it. john: that kennedy did it, and e did pretty well. watching her driving, you would not ow tha
FOX News
Jun 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
challenge to the defense of marriage act known as doma signed into law by president clinton. doma defines marriage as being between a man and woman and benefits go to only a man and a woman traditional couples. the challenge to california's proposition 8 approved by golden state voters in november of 2008 by a vote of 52-48%. that challenge by two california same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses under that law, they claim it violates the 14th amendment to the constitution. there is a possibility the justices do not even get to the merits of these cases. can that happen? >> reporter: it can happen. in both of these cases. prop 8 is a state measure and doma was passed by congress. when it came time to defend these two measures in court. in both cases the government officials who would be responsible for defending them said we are not going to do it. in the prop 8 case there were supporters of prop 8 case, they took up the case. in the matter of doma house members took up defense of the law. but neither one of those parties defending those two measures don't have the proper stan
SFGTV2
Jun 26, 2013 3:00am PDT
, well, i don't understand that as as a factual matter and i can't define or measure it, then the law is just sort of set free to use normative value-based considerations in making decisions about civil commitment. >> professor. >> i'm going to add, do this a little bit shorter, i think, which is let's start with a question to everybody in the audience. all right, so if you like chocolate cake, raise your left hand. if you do not like chocolate cake, raise your right hand. all people who like chocolate cake left hand, don't like chocolate cake right hand. all right, hands down. how many people found it difficult to raise your hand by yourself? not very many. great, you made a choice. you thought about it. you decided and you acted. and my concept of what free will is the ability to act consistent with your preferences and desires. just that simple. now how many people here feel like you have control over whether or not you like chocolate cake? raise either hands. fewer, right. so there are two different things going on that we often conflate when we talk about free will. one is your p
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
voter i.d. law, they have to get federal approval, either from the justice department or from the federal court. and then what section four does is it determines which states are covered by section five. the supreme court yesterday said that the coverage formula, which was based on outdated information, was based on voting data from the 1960's and 1970's, and that congress, if it's going to have a preclearance environment, has to do it based on current conditions, so it struck down section four. host: and it was a 5-4 decision. explain the case before the court. guest: the case before the court was a lawsuit challenging both section five and section four filed by shelby connie alabama, which is one of the jurisdictions covered by the preclearance requirement. it was brought about, actually, organized by the same people who brought the challenge to the university of texas affirmative action program that the court ruled on the day before. so this is basically an ideological issue, and it was a conservative group that was challenging the law. host: was this a surprise? guest: it
NBC
Jun 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
at the supreme court. as the justices lay down the law, two big cases on same-sex marriage. tonight the decisions and the impact across the country. >>> the final moments. chilling testimony from the woman on the phone with trayvon martin the night he died, talking about what she heard during that deadly confrontation. >>> taking a stand. one woman's epic all-night filibuster, her desperate effort to run out the clock when suddenly chaos erupts during a showdown over abortion in texas. >>> in her defense. paula deen's emotional appearance this morning on "today" followed by news tonight of another loss to her one-time food empire. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. gay couples across this country were today handed a sweeping victory by a majority of the justices of the supreme court. they took on two cases. one to allow married partners full federal benefits, the other having to do with gay marriage in california. like so many other things in modern times, the framers of the constitution could not have foreseen this issue. they of course made no mention of same-sex couples in the consti
CSPAN
Jun 27, 2013 1:00am EDT
, through their own laws, deem to be appropriate marriages. lace toan important work from. >> i'm from the 16th congressional district of pennsylvania. i cannot disagree more than with today's supreme court decision. congress was well within its rights. doma did not dictate to states but now the supreme court wants to direction dictate to the american people of what legislators can do. i want to thank speaker boehner for defending the house of representives and law. their rights were compromised when state officials advocated their responsibility to represent the people. in both of these cases the people acted through the democratic process to define marriage as between one man and one woman and now see their decision invalidated by the court. the majority got it wrong in both cases but they didn't take the more radical step to redefine marriage for every state. i think this decision will have negative consequences for children who are raised by a mom and a dad. if tim is here he's next or scott garrett. >> thank you. i'm scott garrett from new jersey. it's been the precedent throughou
FOX News
Jun 23, 2013 10:00pm PDT
my own stand here athere are so many laws. >> the lawyer says american avalanche of new laws is just what feds had last year makes criminals of just about all of us. >> every citizen could be shown to have violated some regulation. and that is a danger to liberty. >> my husband stopped at city hall to try to find out. officials laughed and said really? they shut your lemonade stand he said yes. >> the chief explained. >> not ware of how lemonade was made, what it was made with. and we understand you're young but still you're breaking the law and can't let you do it anymore. >> in wisconsin these kids in texas were stopped too. >> they said you needed a permit. >> in illinois kate and abigail sold girl scout cookies but the city sent them a letter saying stop. >> i was like what? it's girl scouts. >> these people ran afoul of laws they didn't know existed. >> this is not understandable. >> this is incomprehensible to me. >> the police don't understand. she says the stand violated the law. but. >> two officers bought lemonade from them and tipped them. >> dr. terazi is accused of this
MSNBC
Jun 26, 2013 1:00am PDT
states today threw voting rights. in the most consequential blow against civil rights law in a generation. last night on this show we highlighted one example of how the voting rights act works. this is a community college district in the greater houston area. they tried to change the way they conduct elections in this district. they tried to cut the number of polling places in this district from 84 polling places down to 12. and the list of 12 proposed new polling places had one very notable feature. the new list made if really easy to vote if you were a white person and really hard to vote if you were not a white person. look, the site with the smallest proportion of minority voters, so the whitest voting site was set up to serve 6,500 voters. the most heavily minority site serves over 67,000 voters. the big new election idea in this election district in texas is it should serve ten times as many voters as the whitest polling place. the justice department told that election district in texas that they could not do that. they could not make that change. the justice department looked at th
MSNBC
Jun 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
of violation of law and even some sort of conspiracy, which on top of that are accompanied by threats as absolutely ungrounded and unacceptable. well, here's john mccain's take. it's reminiscent of the days of cold war when you hear him say he's not in russia when every shred of evidence says he is. we have to deal with vladimir putin for what he is. he's an old colonel that dreams of the day of the russian empire and he continues to stick his thumbs in our eye in a broad variety of ways. >> we know snowden left hong kong and made it to the russian airport where he was supposed to get on a flight headed to cuba. but his connection flight was empty. and this whole thing is turning into a major fiasco between the u.s., russia, china, three nations where the relationship hasn't been exactly warm. but president obama tried to stay above the fray. >> what we know is we're following all the appropriate legal channels and working with other countries to make sure rule of law is observed. beyond that i'll refer to the justice department that has been actively involved in the case. >> i want t
LINKTV
Jun 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
just two hours after the ruling texas began advancing a voter id law and redistricting maps that were blocked last year for restricting african-american and latino residents. we will have more on the decision with reverend jesse jackson. if president obama has unveiled a new climate plan featuring a series of executive actions to tackle global warming. he said addressing climate change is a fight for the survival of future generations. >> the question now is whether we will have the courage to act before it is too late. and how we answer will have a profound impact on the world that we leave behind not just to you, but your children and grandchildren. a president, as a father, and as an american, i am here to say we need to act. >> wiping his brow in the intense summer heat, president obama confirmed he will impose the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. the move will not require congressional approval, meaning obama can bypass expected republican-led opposition. he also outlined a broad range of measures to protect coastlines and cities from r
CSPAN
Jun 24, 2013 8:30am EDT
by about 1:00. the discussion will be led by mary ellen callahan, a partner with the law firm of jenner and block and a former chief privacy office of the department of homeland security. thank you all again for joining us, and we all look forward to an interesting program. mary ellen, thank you. >> thank you very much, roger, and welcome everybody. i want to briefly introduce my colleagues here on the panel, and i'm going to give a brief overview. since this is a primer, we're going to go very quickly and cover a lot of topics, but we're going to try to keep on our time. alphabetically to my left i have alan davidson, formerly the director of public policy at google for the americas. next to him is michelle richardson, legislative counsel at the american civil liberties union. julian sanchez, research fellow at the cato institute is further to the left, and an the end anchoring the table is my fellow outside counsel, mike vatis who formerly worked in the department of justice. so as i said, we're going to do a little stage setting to be able to talk about these issues and try to be fac
SFGTV2
Jun 26, 2013 6:30am PDT
really act as a good communicator and facilitator in the program from a law enforcement background. and the grant we get through public works really allows us to run effectively. >> great, thank you. >> [speaker not understood]. let me come on over here. what's your question? >> okay. [speaker not understood]. i've gotten three years of knowledge [speaker not understood]. my question is this. how am i going to get the police department, how am i going to get city council -- they're partially on board, but some of our people in public works are here today. how can i convey to them that i'm not a nut -- everybody here thinks i'm a nut because [speaker not understood]. how did they really take this seriously and realize that graffiti is a crime and it requires money and it requires attention from the officials, not just from covering graffiti? is there an answer? can you give me some sort of -- what's a good direction? >> [speaker not understood]. >> [speaker not understood]. basically the task force, they'll put together and try to convince the citizens something is happening, then i
PBS
Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
will become law when signed by the president. to my friends in the hois, i realize you have a different approach. speak in a way you feel comfortable. just don't ignore the issue. that's all i ask. >> the senate bill would create a pathway to citizenship for some 11 million people currently in the country illegally. the legislation also seeks to bolster security along the southern border by hiring 20,000 new border patrol agents and completing 700 miles of fencing. even with that border security initiative, at a cost of roughly $40 billion, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said the plan fell short of what is needed. >> one thing i'm fairly certain about is that we'll never resolve the immigration problem on a bipartisan basis either now or in the future until we can prove... prove that the border is secure as a condition of legalization. this, to me, continues to be the biggest hurdle to reform. >> reporter: other lawmakers expressed hope the border security elements could be strengthened in the republican- controlled house. texas republican john cornyn: >> one of our colleagues
SFGTV2
Jun 25, 2013 2:00am PDT
and there is people all the time up in there educating myself about the law, i know is fast to get in there, but when the wheels are turned to come home, it's slow. i couldn't accept it. people are like they are going to do this to time. i said no, this is clear. this was what was supposed to have been done from the beginning. even my families, my loved wupz ones that lost. that made me fight more. i never gate gave up my fate. my hope is restored. >> with that i would like to thank all of our panelist. thank you. [ applause ] and we are now going to move to our second panel. while they take their seats, this idea of forced treatment versus constitutional rights has always been a tension that we've had in our criminal justice system. there is an issue that came up earlier this year that you may have read about involving this implementation of a court that was supposed to treat individuals who were suffering from long-term alcoholism. and the court was set up in a way where individuals were not being arrested for a crime but instead were being jailed for contempt of court as long as 120-150 days in
SFGTV
Jun 25, 2013 4:30am PDT
of fact and conclusions of the law, the task force further noted that the statement should be within the body of the minutes to prevent the public officials from unlawfully abridging unwanted or critical public comment, which is specifically impermissible under the brown act and the sunshine ordinance. what has changed, well, last time we had three cases 10054, in january of 2011, and then we had 1154 and, then we had 1171, specifically against the city attorney saying that the task force disagreed with him and found him in violation. and now one thing that i would like to point out is that in your staff report the followings, it was listed. >> to quote, to-date, the task force has not issued any policy advice to city departments regarding compliance of sunshine ordinance, section 6716 and on the website the task force directs users to the good government guide as a legal reference. that is false. here is a letter issued in 2012, may 17th to be exact to the city attorney explaining all of the reasons why the task force disagreed with it and here is a memo dated the 18th of may to all
PBS
Jun 26, 2013 4:30pm PDT
the 1996 defensive marriage act unconstitutional. that law effectively denied federal benefits to gay couples married under state laws. hampton pearson was at the seem court today and has more on today's rulings and what they mean. >> reporter: the two landmark rulings from the supreme court were greeted by cheers from the huge crowd of mostly gay marriage supporters who gathered. the justices giving new legal options to same sex couples. it's forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in the 12 states and district of columbia where it is legal. in a 5-4 decision the justices overturned the defensive marriage act. doma that denied benefits to same-sex couples. justice anthony kennedy said doma writes inequality into the code and justice skolia said it's one to elect change, it's for a court of law to impose change but judging those who oppose it as enemies of the human race. president obama while in route to africa applauded the doma decision and directed eric holder to review all federal laws related to today's ruling. constitutional law experts say that's just the
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Jun 26, 2013 10:00pm PDT
of that. >> why? >> because ical californians don't want that kind of discrimination and laws that discriminate against people who otherwise should be treated as equal. >> the governor told all california counties, be ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as soon as the court lifts its stay. >>> in contra costa county, the clerk's office is already taking advance reservations for same-sex weddings. they expect it to be pretty busy for the first couple weeks. >>> a majority of california voter, 7 million, passed proposition 8. leaders of the antigay marriage movement say they don't know exactly what their next step will be, but they vow to keep on fighting. >> i think it will impact society strongly. and the youth of our country. >> natural marriage has been destroyed as a role model for children. it's now up to parents and grandparents to diligently teach their children and grandchildren the truth, that marriage is naturally between a male and a female, air man and a woman. >> the u.s. catholic bishops weighed in, calling today a tragic day for marriage and our
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